“And now indeed this substance with its precious humility becomes, through its indestructibility, the most faithful bearer of man’s message.
As far back as one goes in time, the works of humanity from prehistoric times have reached us not through stone which crumbles and wears away, or through metal which oxidizes and becomes like powder, but through slabs of pottery, the writing on which is as clear today as it was under the stiletto of the scribe who traced it.” – Bernard Leach, “A Potter’s Book”
At Wheel & Lathe, we choose different types of clay, depending on whether the work is hand-built or thrown on the wheel, generally preferring stoneware.
Grogged clay is more robust and better suited to hand-built pieces of work. We love the earthy texture that some grogged clays produce once fired.
On our website, there are several pieces where we have worked collaboratively. Some of the inspiration for the lids came from our visit to Japan in 2019.
Much of the work we produce is functional, but with an original twist. See the gallery for photos.
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